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Planet release debut EP ‘Waking Eight’ today

PLANET - Press Shot by Tim Baker
Credit: Tim Baker
PLANET - Press Shot by Tim Baker
Credit: Tim Baker

Up and coming Sydney rockers Planet today release their debut EP Waking Eight. The EP includes previous singles Aching Dream and Save.Sold as well as three previously unreleased tracks. Listen to the EP in full below. The quartet are currently in the UK alongside fellow Aussie band DMA’s.

The EP’s release has been a long time coming as vocalist Matty Took explains:


We’ve worked with some great people and friends throughout the recording process, filming and artwork for this collection… It’s our first EP to be released and I reckon it says a lot about what’s to come in the next few years. We would love to drop album after album, every few months, but I doubt people would have the same connection to the songs.

Although all songs were written and recorded in Took’s bedroom in Sydney, Waking Eight was eventually engineered and produced by him and renowned producer Lachlan Mitchell (Jezebels, Little Bastard).

Consisting of Matty Took (younger brother of Johnny Took of DMA’s – vocals and rhythm guitar), Tom Peppitt (lead guitar), Harrison Stewart-Weeks (drums) and Jimmy Weaver (bass), Planet were first brought together by their shared love of music. After releasing a hand full of singles in 2016, the band was added to high rotation on Triple J Unearthed.

Planet 'Waking Eight' EP Cover Artwork

Waking Eight tracklisting:

  1. For You
  2. Aching Dream
  3. Save. Sold
  4. Waking Eight
  5. You, Just A Little More

Waking Eight is out now via all digital outlets. Planet are currently touring the UK and Europe with DMA’s before heading back to Australia for a run of headline shows. All dates can be found below.

Planet – Waking Eight EP



UK dates with DMA’s:

1st– 02 Forum, Kentish Town London
4th– The Tramshed, Cardiff
7th– The Junction, Cambridge
8th– The Waterfront, Norwich
9th– Leeds Beckett University, Leeds
10th– 02 Academy, Oxford
21st– 02 Academy, Bristol
22nd– Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
23rd– Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline
25th– The 02 Institute, Birmingham
26th– The Plug, Sheffield

UK headline dates:

5th – The Water Rats, London
22nd – The Priory, Glasgow
27th – Dublin Castle, London

Aussie dates:

Saturday 16th June, 2018 – Yah Yah’s – Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 21st June, 2018 – Uni Bar – Wollongong , NSW
Friday 22nd June, 2018 – The Lansdowne Hotel – Sydney, NSW
Saturday 23rd June, 2018 – The Northern – Byron Bay, NSW
Sunday 24th June, 2018 – Cambridge Hotel – Newcastle, NSW
Friday 29th June, 2018 – Park House – Mona Vale, NSW
Saturday 30th June, 2018 – Bloodhound Bar – Fortitude Valley, QLD


Deborah Jacobs

Music blogger by night, SEO by day. Started Indie is not a Genre in 2011, will always prefer live music over recordings and intimate pub gigs over arena shows.

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